Technical data for TUFTEX panels

TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear Panels Block Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation

One of the benefits of the TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear panels is that they block UV radiation. UV radiation from sunlight causes sunburn, contributes to long-term skin damage, and can cause fading of furniture or other colored objects. We sent samples of our TUFTEX PolyCarb panels to a company that does transmission measurements for UV radiation for the spectrum of 400 nanometers down to 250 nanometers. These tests in a laboratory [...]

TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear Panels Block Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation2016-06-27T20:08:43-04:00

PAR Calculations for TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear Panels

If you are interested in growing plants in a greenhouse, you may have discovered the concept of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) and its significance to photosynthesis in plants. PAR is measured over a wavelength band of solar radiation from 400 to 700 nanometers, which corresponds to the absorption spectrum of chlorophyll for the process of photosynthesis. PAR is measured from the light incident on the plants, so PAR values are [...]

PAR Calculations for TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear Panels2017-03-19T19:22:54-04:00

Optical Transmission Measurements for TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear Panels

We frequently get questions about the amount of light that passes through our TUFTEX PolyCarb panels, so we sent samples of our panels to a company in Rochester, New York, to get optical transmission measurements. The company (Avian Rochester) measured the optical transmission of the panels with an X-Rite Color-Eye 7000A reference-grade spectrophotometer. The measurements covered the spectrum from 360 nanometers to 750 nanometers. We posted the results of the [...]

Optical Transmission Measurements for TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear Panels2017-01-17T14:45:26-05:00